• Top 40 Questions

    Nov 29 2008, 23:20

    1. How did you get into 30? Jimi Hendrix
    Classic Rock radio.

    2. What was the first song you ever head by 20? Yes
    Owner of a Lonely Heart

    3. What's your favorite lyric by 27? No 27, so I'll list the last 26: Iron Maiden
    Hallowed Be Thy Name

    4. What's your favorite album by 39? Soft Machine

    5. How many albums by 11 do you own? Jethro Tull
    One: Aqualung

    6. What is your favourite song by 40? Robert Fripp
    Here Comes the Flood

    7. Is there a song by 4 that makes you sad? Pink Floyd

    8. What is your favourite song by 15? Rush
    Either Temple of Syrinx or Something For Nothing.

    9. What is your favourite song by 6? Nine Inch Nails
    Tough. Possibly Big Man With a Gun.

    10. Is there a song by 7 that makes you happy? Genesis
    Many, especially The Musical Box.

    11. What is your favourite album by 25? Emerson, Lake & Palmer
    Brain Salad Surgery

    12. What is your favourite song by 10? The Who
    Either Boris the Spider or their cover of Young Man Blues.

    13. What is a good memory you have involving 33? Caravan
    Nothing comes to mind. D:

    14. What is your favourite song by 24? Adrian Belew
    Phone Call From The Moon

    15. Is there a song by 19 that makes you happy? Gentle Giant
    Not really. :|

    16. How many times have you seen 21 live? Alice in Chains
    None. ;_;

    17. What is the first song you ever heard by 18? Camel
    No idea.

    18. What is your favourite album by 8? Radiohead
    OK Computer

    19. Who is a favourite member of 1? Nirvana
    Gahhh. They're all great. All three are quite witty and funny (especially Dave and Kurt). I guess it's a tie between those two.

    20. Have you ever seen 14 live? Electric Wizard
    Again, no. ;_;

    21. What is a good memory involving 45? Rainbow

    22. What is your favourite song by 16? Cream
    Deserted Cities Of The Heart.

    23. What is the first song you ever heard by 46? The Mars Volta
    Tourniquet Man

    24. What is your favourite album by 21? Gong
    Angel's Egg.

    25. What are your favourites songs by 17? Van der Graaf Generator

    26. What is the first song you ever heard by 36? Sleep

    27. What is your favourite song by 3? Frank Zappa
    WAY too tough. *passes*

    28. What is you favourite song by 2? Allman Brothers Band
    Also hard, In Memory of Elizabeth Reed I guess.

    29. What was the first song you ever heard by 41? Jefferson Airplane

    30. What is you favourite song by 9? Ramones
    Blitzkreig Bop. At least, I think...

    31. How many times have you seen 28 live? Porcupine Tree
    Never. :(

    32. Is there a song by 44 that makes you happy? The Jimi Hendrix Experience
    Any and every. xD

    33. What is your favourite album by 14? Electric Wizard
    We Live.

    34. What is the worst song by 13? Syd Barrett
    I like most of his work...

    35. What was the first song you ever heard by 34? Peter Gabriel
    No clue.

    36. What is your favourite album by 49? Mahavishnu Orchestra
    Birds Of Fire

    37. How many times have you seen 31 live? Ozric Tentacles

    38. What is your favourite album by 48? The Residents
    Too hardddddddd. D:

    39. What was the first song you ever heard by 28? Porcupine Tree
    Dark Matter.

    40. What is your favourite album by 5? Black Sabbath
    Vol. 4.

    There you go.
  • My Musical History

    Nov 15 2008, 2:07

    I'm bored, so I thought I'd post my musical history...

    It starts when I was about five. Every now and then, my dad would listen to music through his computer. As I ran through the house like the energetic toddler I was, I would go by the den and hear him listening to Led Zeppelin and King Crimson. The music scared me and I loved it at the same time.

    Fast forward, say...4 years, to when I was 9. By then, I had lost interest in my dad's "old" music, and I got into Jesse McCartney. Nowadays I hate him, but back then I thought he had a great voice and was very talented. So, I got his Beautiful Soul CD and a sing-along CD for Christmas. I would constantly listen to that CD, how I loved it.

    About a year later, I start to get into Rock. I was looking at AMV's (yes, I love anime) and I saw this one that had a song called Numb by Linkin Park. My dad noticed this, and was apparently a fan of LP, too. He gave me his copy of Meteora, which I listened to constantly for a month. Then, it randomly ended. I had no idea what to listen to, so I would hang out in the den and listen to my dad' music. After he figured what I liked, he gave me some U2, David Bowie, and Led Zeppelin CD's. Then, I went to Wal-Mart one day and bought Metallica's self-titled "Black Album". I went home and put it in the CD player. I couldn't hear the intro to Enter Sandman, so I turned it to 11!!!1!111!! (No, really though, I turned to 10. >_>) Then, as the distorted guitar came in, I flew out of my chair in fear. Wow. This was the heaviest stuff I've ever heard (<_<). Now, I got into Metal.

    <<Fast Forward 1 Year>>

    Christmas has come. I was anticipating two brand new video games: Guitar Hero: Legends of Rock and Rock Band. These introduced me to SO much. I got into Alice Cooper, Foghat, Nirvana. I owe so much to these games. After getting more into Rock, my dad got me into Prog. How I adored his King Crimson and his Porcupine Tree. I loved the sound, how complex it was, and it made felt smart (JK). By now, I was into Classic Rock, Grunge, Hard Rock, Progressive, and Metal. My aunt had gotten me into many Alternative bands like Radiohead and Coldplay,

    For a while now I had been a part of the Rock Band forums. I had recently went into the History of Rock forums, where I got most of my bands and musical knowledge from. I got into even more Prog. and Krautrock, especially Kraftwerk. I also learned about Doom Metal. Thanks to WiffleBallTony and Shaodar (MANY thanks, actually), I learned about Orange Goblin, Electric Wizard, The Sword, and Sleep. Soon, I got into even more Doom. Rock Band forums also inspired me to get into Black and Death Metal. I got into many bands, but mainly Death. This was followed by Noise and Drone. I got into Merzbow, Sunn O))), Pissed Jeans, Melvins, and more. So now, I'm mainly into:

    Classic Rock
    Hard Rock
    Doom Metal
    Classic Metal
    Black Metal

    Thar you go.
  • Concert Review: Part Two

    Ott 26 2008, 23:48

    Sat 18 Oct – The Australian Pink Floyd Show
    Then, I get back and enjoy the last half of Goodbye Cruel World, which was followed by, much to my annoyance, the lights going up and the large screen saying "intermission". About 15 minutes later, Mac went into the opening arpeggios of Hey You. This song was played quite differently than the original, with two guitars harmonizing and the arpeggios being shorter. This led into a great performance of Is There Anybody Out There. This cover was spot on and followed by Nobody Home (an audience favorite) and Vera (also an audience favorite). For Vera, the screen pictures of (what I believe is) Roger Water's ex. Bring the Boys Back Home featured a small marching band that came out, instead of simply using the drummer (Paul Bonney). BtBBH was followed what was probably the best song of the night: Comfortably Numb. Wilson captured the haunting melody of the vocals perfectly. The crowd sang along to the chorus, giving it a perfect atmosphere. The animation featured the dummy (Pink) going crazy. The first solo was played by Damian Darlington (guitar, vocals). The solo had the perfect tone and was note for note. Then the song went into the haunting melody and the sing-along chorus again. Then, Mac played the second solo, which was perfect down to the last detail. The Show Must Go On was another great sing-along song, with the audience chanting "The show must go onnn!". This brought the concert to my favorite song off the album, In the Flesh. This was yet another song to chant to, with the lines "Against...the...wall!". The next song, Run Like Hell, brought out the better effects. Radioactive green 'lasers' shot through the audience in sync to the delayed guitar, followed by the familiar intro the song:

    "Are they are any paranoids in the audience?" "Is there anyone who worries about things?" "Pathetic. This is for all the weak people in the audience. Is there anyone here who is weak?" "This is for you, it's called Run Like Hell!"

    Soon after came one of the best songs to chant to, Waiting for the Worms. This brought the whole audience yelling, "WAITING! WAITING!". The next song, Stop, was played very well, nothing much to say about it. >_> This was followed by The Trial. The animation was very similar to the movie. This was a fun song, with Wilson singing all the parts instead of using a recorded tape (or something similar...). Most of the audience loved to sing along to "Crazy! Over the rainbow! Yes, he is craaazy!" During this part, the animation was a scene of Pink with stress lines all over his face, simple yet effective. This song ended with the chanting (a lot of chanting. <_<) of "TEAR DOWN THE WALL! TEAR DOWN THE WALL!". The Wall was torn down and the band played Outside the Wall, which was followed by a long standing ovation. After about 10 minutes, the band returned and started the horns to Shine On, another sing-along favorite. I was expecting them to only play 1-5 or 6-9, but they played the full thing. :D This was followed by Great Gig in the Sky, which featured the wonderful Amy Smith on vocals, singing Clare Torry's parts perfectly. After about a minute wait, they went into the next song, Wish You Were Here. If Comfortably Numb wasn't the best song of the night, this one was. By the end, about everyone was singing:

    "How I wish, how I wish you were! We're just two lost souls swimming in a fishbowl, year after year! Running over the same old ground, what have we found? The same old fears! Wish you were here!"

    Next is Meddle. This song brings almost complete silence to the crowd. An amazing performance. Finally, the encore was topped off with Brain Damage/Eclipse, which was an absolutely spot on performance and had a similar video to the original, except this one featured clips of McCain, Bush, Palin, and Obama.




    If you are a fan of Pink Floyd and didn't get to see the original, I highly suggest you go see this band. Hell, even if you did see the original, I highly recommend seeing them. They're like Pink Floyd wearing disguises.

    The Australian Pink Floyd Show is:
    Colin Wilson -- Bass, Vocals
    Jason Sawford -- Keyboards
    Damian Darlington -- Guitar, Vocals
    Paul Bonney -- Drums
    Mike Kidson -- Saxophone
    Backing Vocals:
    Amy Smith
    Emily Gervers
    Jacquie Williams
    Oia Bienkowska
  • Concert Review: Part One

    Ott 19 2008, 15:21

    Sat 18 Oct – The Australian Pink Floyd Show
    So, I went to see them last night. They were absolutely great. The set list was:

    Main Concert:
    In the Flesh?
    The Thin Ice
    Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 1
    The Happiest Days of Our Lives
    Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 2
    Goodbye Blue Sky
    Empty Spaces
    Young Lust
    One of my Turns
    Don't Leave Me Now
    Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 3
    Goodbye Cruel World
    Hey You
    Is There Anybody Out There?
    Nobody Home
    Bring the Boys Back Home
    Comfortably Numb
    The Show Must Go On
    In the Flesh
    Run Like Hell
    Waiting for the Worms
    The Trail
    Outside The Wall

    Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Full)
    The Great Gig in the Sky
    Wish You Were Here
    Brain Damage/Eclipse

    First of all, I have to say, this band is AMAZING. They're a cover band, but they sound almost EXACTLY like the original. The concert starts with musicians (not the actual band) on large pedestals playing Folk-like music while the band prepares. About 15 or so minutes in, the band starts the concert with the roaring opening chord of In the Flesh?. They played it exactly like the album version. I believe the animation starts on this song. Now, they didn't follow the album, they followed the movie. The animation featured a stuffed dummy that represents Pink. The Thin Ice was played perfectly as well, not too much special about the performance. The band then breaks right into Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 1, which was played note for note. On the large screen behind the band, the animation features a man clad in Crocodile Hunter-esque clothes, and a reproduction of the church scene during this song from the movie with a boy who looks like Harry Potter. This led straight into The Happiest Days of Our Lives and Pt. 2, which featured the entrance of the amazing backing vocals of Emily Gervers, Oia Bienkowska, Jacquie Williams, and Amy Smith. During Pt. 2, the band went into an improvised jam. The jam started with a very Jazzy keyboard solo, followed by a SRV-like solo and tapping galore. The song was topped off with a short drum solo and Colin Wilson (Bass, Vocals) nailing the schoolmaster's laugh and lines perfectly. Soon after, Steve Mac (Guitar, Vocals) starts playing the intro to Mother, much to the crowd's delight. Wilson did especially well on this song. The crowd also responded to the lyrics, taking the role of "Mother":

    Wilson: Mother, should I run for president?
    Random People: WHY NOT!?
    Wilson: Mother, should I trust the government?
    Audience: *Lots of boos*

    They then broke into my favorite song off the album (Aside from In the Flesh), Goodbye Blue Sky. Not much to say it about this song except the fact that they did it perfectly. Meanwhile, on the large screen, the wall continues to build, which leads the band into Empty Spaces. This was followed by Young Lust and half of the audience yelling "I am just a new boy, stranger to this town!" This was followed by One of my Turns and Don't Leave Me Now, which sounded very similar to the studio version. Unfortunately, I can't tell you anything about ABitW Pt. 3, because I had to use the restroom.
  • Doom/Stoner Metal Song

    Ott 6 2008, 23:05

    I was bored, so I came up with a Doom/Stoner song. I don't got only lyrics yet, nor do I have a recording, so anyone who plays guitar can play it and give me some advice I guess. .-. Anyways:

    Intro Pt. 1: (Clean)

    Intro Pt. 2: (Distorted)
    *Same as Pt. 1*

    Main Riff: (Distorted)

    Chorus: (Distorted)

    Interlude: (Distorted)


    Solo: (Distorted) (More like a long riff, but meh)


    Outro: (Clean w/ Delay)

    Intro Pt. 1 (x3)
    Intro Pt. 2
    Main Riff (x3)
    Chorus (x4)
    Main Riff (x3)
    Chorus (x4)
    Interlude (x2)
    Main Riff (x3)
    Chorus (x4)
    Outro (x8)
  • Doom Metal Riff

    Set 29 2008, 22:35

    So, here's a Doom Metal riff I came up with. Besides the fact it kinda rips off Sabbath, any guitar player/someone who knows a guitar player/etc. can tell me what you think.


    Wash, rinse, repeat.